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The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too?

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too

Greg Canavan wrote last week in his excellent Rum Rebellion eletter that the Reserve Bank of Australia is destroying the Aussie economy. It prompted us to have a think about how this compares to the New Zealand economy and ask a similar question: “Is the RBNZ destroying the New Zealand economy too?” Here is what […]

The Yield Curve Recession Predictor: Impact on Gold?

The best predictor of a recession we have seen is the yield curve. While the yield curve may sound like something only economists would know about and discuss, it’s actually a surprisingly simple measure. In this post we’ll cover: What is the Yield Curve? What is an Inverted Yield Curve? What Does an Inverted Yield […]

Michael Pento on the Yield Curve, Recession and Why This Time is Not Different

Yield Curve, Recession and Why This Time is Not Different In this very good interview with Micheal Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies, Pento explains why the yield curve is not dropping simply due to low European bond interest rates. He also talks about: The real reason the yield curve is inverting What an inverted yield […]

Everything is Awesome! But Will Gold Rise After the Latest Fed Rate Hike?

Last week the US Central Bank again raised interest rates. This is in response to the US economy being so strong. Will gold rise after the latest Fed rate hike and surprise everyone again?   Gold and Previous Fed Rate Hikes The chart below shows that gold has risen straight after each of previous US […]

Interest Rates and Gold: If Interest Rates Rise What Happens to Gold?

Last week’s yield curve recession indicator article proved popular with readers, so here’s more on interest rates and gold. Specifically answering the question: If interest rates rise, what happens to gold prices? This post covers: A common misconception about gold and rising interest rates Rising interest rates in the 1970’s and the effect on gold […]

Saxo Bank’s CIO: Now Is The Time To Be In Capital-Preservation Mode

At the start of each year Saxo Bank publishes their “Saxo Bank Outrageous Predictions” It’s not intended to be a real look into the crystal ball but rather food for thought. But Saxo Bank makes some wacky but still plausible scenarios for traders in the coming year. Their CIO Steen Jakobsen is a part of the […]

What’s “Changing”: Interbank Lending, Interest Rates and Inflation?

We sometimes find Bill Holter’s work at JSmineset.com a bit over the top. However this article gives a good summary of the implications of changes in interbank lending, rising interest rates, inflation and velocity of money. It also ties in nicely with an article we published earlier on the same topics: Gold: The Ultimate Iron Lady […]

Gold: The Ultimate Iron Lady

In late 2017 we reported: Here’s How Inflation Could Surprise Everyone.  Just lately we are starting to see a few more warnings of a possible rise in inflation. Zerohedge recently published a great post on how the velocity of money may be bottoming out. Monetary velocity is a key factor in rising inflation levels. Stewart Thomson […]

Why Gold Goes Up

Here’s a bit of philosophising on gold from the deep thinking, dry witted and entertaining Bill Bonner… Why Gold Goes Up By Bill Bonner – originally posted at BonnerandPartners.com DUBLIN – Gold dropped sharply [last week]. The yellow metal fell about 1% to as low as $1,236. A “fat finger” was blamed, meaning it was […]

Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

There are always lessons that can be learned from the “smart money”. Unlike regular investors, billionaire money managers like Ray Dalio and Stan Druckenmiller are professional investors. They have entire institutional teams at their disposal, dive deep into the nuances and complexities of the market, and spend every waking moment of their lives thinking about […]

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